ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 20 — Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington, Ind.) purchased and installed a new CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution Plus (see video link), in addition to two CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution systems and three CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems. All of the systems deliver rapid image access and enhanced image quality. The 250-bed hospital has eight CARESTREAM DRX detectors in three sizes — 10 x 12 inches, 14 x 17 inches and 17 x 17 inches — to address diverse imaging needs including NICU and gastroenterology as well as inpatient and outpatient exams.
“As we began replacing outdated equipment, we conducted a thorough evaluation and selected Carestream DRX systems because they offer advanced features, ease of use, reliability and excellent image quality. We installed Carestream portable X-ray systems first and then began replacing outdated equipment in our X-ray rooms,” said Bruce Riley, Radiology Manager, IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
The DRX-Evolution Plus system is located in a room adjacent to the outpatient Radiology/Lab area. “This room’s size and shape did not allow a traditional configuration so Carestream installed a stationary wall stand and table that equip us with the flexibility to capture a wide range of exams,” Riley explains. “We have found that if we have a challenge, Carestream is able to find a solution.”
Two DRX-Evolution systems support the hospital’s Level 3 Trauma Center and are located adjacent to it. “We upgraded our trauma center to help deliver rapid access to emergency care in Southern Indiana. We are the only Level 3 trauma center in the IU Health South Central region,” he adds.
The hospital’s room-based imaging systems allow technologists to efficiently capture chest, spine, abdomen, extremity, skeletal, cross-table, orthopaedic and neurological exams. One system has long-length imaging software that automatically stitches images together to create long-length exams, which saves time and improves image quality.
The DRX-Evolution platform moves the X-ray tube into position to help reduce fatigue and repetitive stress injuries for technologists.
Three DRX-Revolution systems capture images in the ED, NICU and are used for bedside exams throughout the hospital. Technologists can view images and change techniques on a tube-based touch screen for increased efficiency and convenience. Being able to use any DRX-1 or DRX Plus detector in any DRX imaging system ensures continuous uptime and greater imaging flexibility.